I Know First Review Weekly Algorithmic Performance: April 23, 2017

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On April 23, 2017, our weekly newsletter was sent out to all I Know First subscribers, which can be found here. Below, you may find the I Know First Review, highlighting the algorithm’s performance for this past week.


I Know First sends a weekly newsletter every Sunday to all the I Know First subscribers, highlighting the past week’s performance in all the covered financial markets, i.e. equity positions, currencies, and commodities. Additionally, the weekly newsletter includes analysis and updated news reports regarding prominent firms such as Apple, Yahoo, Baidu, and more which our subscribers are able to utilize for their investment strategies. The in-depth analysis is provided by the I Know First financial analysts, who are often times also top rated authors for prominent financial sites such as Seeking Alpha.

In general, the algorithm is based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with elements of Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms incorporated in it. This means the algorithm creates, deletes, and modifies relationships between different financial assets to optimize its predictive accuracy. Based on the relationships and the latest market data, the algorithm calculates its forecasts. Since the algorithm learns from its previous forecasts and is continuously readjusting the relationships, it adapts quickly to changing market situations.

For a more detailed explanation, regarding the algorithm, click here.

As highlighted in the newsletter, our subscribers had seen superb returns, whether long-term or short-term. Our investors are able to tackle the market head on with all its recent uncertainties and achieve premiums well over those offered by institutional and classic fund managers. For example, on April 20, 2017, we published a 1-year long forecast of our Stocks Under 5 Dollars Package with a bullish signal for GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL). Within 1 year 9 of the 10 predictions revealed themselves to be correct and GOL registered a return of 317.19%.

Every week the top performing financial instruments are highlighted, as shown below from this past week’s newsletter.

1. 1 Year Forecast Results in over 300% Return
Top Algorithmic Predictions Yield 80.92% In 1 Year This past week’s top forecast came from this Stocks Under 5 Dollars with a 9 out of 10 accuracy. The highest return came from GOL at almost 317.69%, and the forecast had an overall average of 80.92%. Additional high returns came from this Transportation Stocks forecast with returns reaching 329.6%1 in 1 Year. Investors looking for exposure to a basket of stocks, had returns reaching upt to 207% from INVE in this Risk-Conscious – Aggressive Stocks Forecast.

Package Name: Stocks Under 5 Dollars
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 1 Year (04/20/2016 – 04/20/2017)
I Know First Average: 80.92%

2. 3 Day Forecasts Yielding 37.78%
In its given 3 Days time period, the Small Cap Stocks Forecast and the Fundamental – High Short Ratio Stocks Forecast revealed the top performing stock as VHC with a return of 37.78%.  The I Know First’s algorithm also successfully selected long positions in the Insiders Stocks Forecast for RMTI and GNC.  Both which also achieved growth with a return of 22.39% and 13.81%, respectively.

Package Name: Small Cap Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 3 Days (04/18/2017 – 04/21/2017)
I Know First Average: 7.70%

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3. Best Stocks To Buy Yield Over 20% In 7 Days Using Genetic Algorithms
I Know First’s 7 Days portfolio posted positive returns. The highest yield came from the 52 Week Low Stocks Forecast for the stock: GNC, with a return of 20.77%. ALSK resulted in a 16.74% return from the 52 Week High Stocks Forecast. The highest yielding stock from the Stocks Under 50 Dollars came from SSYS posting a 14.43% return.

Package Name: 52 Week Low Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 7 Days (04/13/2017 – 04/20/2017)
I Know First Average: 3.54%

4. Over 70% Return in 2 Weeks
I Know First’s AI-based algorithm had forecasted a 70.45% return from PLUG with this Tech Stocks forecast. The forecast had an overall return of 9.77%, achieving a market premium of 10.48%. Furthermore, the Fundamental – High PEG Stocks forecast gave investors returns up to 37.73% in 14 Days, and an overall average of 5.71%. The HealthCare Stocks forecast was able to achieve up to 15.63% return from XOMA and almost a 5.34% overall forecast return in average.

Package Name: Tech Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 14 Days (04/04/2017 – 04/18/2017)
I Know First Average: 9.77%

5. Overall average return exceeds 10% in 1 Month
The 1 Month Predictions Yield up to a 10.77% overall average return. Investors saw the highest return in a 1 month time period from PLUG with a return of 85% from the Energy Stocks forecast.  Also the Stocks Under 5 Dollars forecast selected PLUG with a return of 76.67%. The forecast had an overall average of 11.37%. Additional high 1 Month returns came from the Top 10 Stocks, with a its highest return of 47.98% from AKRX.

Package Name: Energy Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long
Forecast Length: 1 Month (03/19/2017 – 04/19/2017)
I Know First Average: 10.77%

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6. Surpassing 100% Return in 3 Months
This Small Cap Stocks had returns reach 126.09% from PLX. The second highest return was at 84.19% and the Insiders Stocks forecast had an overall average 25.70%.  I Know First’s AI-based algorithm had forecasted returns over 80.54% and an overall average of 21.37% from this Computer Indusrty Stocks.

Package Name: Small Cap Stocks
Recommended Positions: Long & Short
Forecast Length: 3 Months (01/18/2017 – 04/18/2017)
I Know First Average: 23.99% (Long) & 19.72% (Short)

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7. Swing Trading Strategies for Investment Funds Yield Almost 55% 
I Know First’s algorithmic indicators can be used to backtest various short term trading strategies. The top two strategies had yielded Sharpe Ratios above 2.5 and alphas over the SPY of 25% and 23%. Read the full trade report for a more detailed analysis with charts and graphs, depicting a high reward to risk payoff with low Betas and high Sharpe Ratios.


Article Highlights

  1. Although costs have increased and its net margin decreased,  Netflix is expanding aggressively in the international market.  This strategy stands to benefit the company in the long run. Since the article’s release on August 28, 2016, the stock has increased by 46.41%.
  2. Amazon is seeking to expand its operations into other services through Amazon Go and PrimeAir. These factors could contribute the company towards increasing  market share. On December 20, 2016 I Know First wrote a bullish article on the company.  Since the forecast, the stock has increased by 17.3%.
  3.  I Know First praised Microsoft’s decision to appoint Satya Nadella as the company’s new CEO. He viewed the company’s future in cloud infastructure. As a result of this strategy, the shareholders of Microsoft have benefitted greatly. Since writting a bullish article on February 11, 2014, the stock has increased by 81.62%.